Welcome to the West Horndon Parish Website
Here you can find information about our village, local activities and events, and the Parish Council. To find out more, please navigate through this website using the page links above.
25/10/2014: DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
A joint Press Release has been released by Brentwood Borough Council and Basildon Borough Council regarding exploration of the potential for residential development of land between Laindon and West Horndon. The press release can be found here: http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/press.php?pressId=2310
Brentwood Borough Council have been in contact with West Horndon Parish Council ("WHPC") regarding this potential development given that the area being explored would sit in WHPC's Parish. WHPC understand that the potential to develop this land is being explored by both borough councils as part of their respective Local Development Plans ("LDPs"). As you may be aware, Brentwood's LDP is being led by Brentwood Borough Council, however given the potential impact on West Horndon, WHPC have been liaising with Brentwood Borough Council around key elements impacting the Parish.
Work is at an early stage and as soon as there is more information available, we will of course update our community. WHPC continue to work to ensure that any development proposed for our village and wider parish provides the best possible outcome for West Horndon, noting the level of housing need assumed in Brentwood's LDP assumptions. We will continue to liase with Brentwood Borough Council to ensure that this is acheived, and that the community is kept up to date with regards to relevant developments.
It is WHPC's understanding that Brentwood Boough Council will be consulting on potential development options later this year. Assuming this goes ahead we will ensure this is publicised within the Parish.
As always, we encourage anyone with questions, queries or comments, to contact a member of WHPC through our contact details found here: http://westhorndonparishcouncil.org.uk/pc/index.php?id=parish-council-overview&lang=en
22/10/2014: OCTOBER PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 30TH OCTOBER
The October West Horndon Parish Council meeting will take place on 30th October at 7.30pm in the Christabella Wing of St. Francis Church. All are welcome, and as always we will dedicate the first 15 minutes to a public forum for any questions/queries/comments from the community.
22/10/2014: HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING
With Halloween approaching on 31st October, no doubt there will be hundreds of youngsters out "trick or treating". Whilst this is generally a fun night, it is appreciated that not everyone wants to take part in this activity. As such, Essex Police have circulated a "No Thanks" poster you can display in your home, if you do not wish to be distrubed by callers on Halloweeen evening. This initiative has been backed up a message to all schools in the area, requesting that children do not call at homes where these posters are displayed. A copy of the poster can be found here and here, and WHPC will also have a few spare hard copies at our next council meeting on Thursday 30th October.
07/10/2014: POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER EVENING - 13TH NOVEMBER
On Thursday 13th November, 6-8pm at the Hutton Community Centre, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Nick Alston will be hosting an open meeting for all members of the public. The evening will cover how our community is policed, crime facts in our local area, and an open discussion and debate on local topics of interest. Although the event runs from 6-8pm, you are welcome to join or leave the meeting at any time.
07/05/14: NEW WEBSITE
Welcome to the new West Horndon Parish website! Please take some time to take a look around, and any feedback would be warmly welcomed by the Communications Group.
Where to find us:
The village of West Horndon is located in the southernmost part of the Borough of Brentwood, with most of the Parish south of the A127 and west of the A128.